Prince Edward Island Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Prince Edward Island is one of the Canadian provinces that does have a single central online repository for searching historical newspapers. There are also several free publications available on other sites and there are small collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 

So go for it – find your Prince Edward Island ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated October 2023; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Provincewide Collections:

Island Newspapers

Canadiana Online

Student Collections:

University of Prince Edward Island – Charlottetown

Holland College – Charlottetown

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historical newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.

Other Free Sites:




Subscription or Pay Sites:

There is currently 1 publication available on this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Prince Edward Island Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 7 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Prince Edward Island

Paper of Record:

There are currently 5 publications available on this site. See the titles at Paper of Record – Prince Edward island

And Finally:

You might want to check out the Island Archives Newspaper Project site from time to time to see what is available online or otherwise. 

Please note – even more may be available via a local or provincial library where a library card is required. And of course, there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For all Free Prince Edward Island Links, click on the category of interest:

BMD Records

One reply on “Prince Edward Island Online Historical Newspapers Summary”

Very interesting information. Congratulations to all involved in preparing this invaluable collection.

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